The University of Pune (UOP) student intake for the first year engineering (FE) degree course has gone up to 37,275 seats this year, up by 6,920 over last years 30,355 seats.
However, only 24,245 seats will be available for allotment through the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for the non-autonomous colleges under the UOP, while the remaining 13,030 seats will go to the AIEEE, institute-level and minority quotas.
The increase in UOPs student intake is largely due to the All India Council for Technical Educations (AICTE) move to sanction new colleges that are to go functional from academic year (AY) 2011-12.Pune district alone accounts for 10 new colleges with a collective student intake of 2,820 seats.
Most of these new colleges are located in rural areas like Lonekand; Kedgaon in Daund taluka; Khopi in Bhor taluka; Ambegaon budruk in Haveli taluka; Kusgaon budruk in Lonavla taluka; Rajuri in Junnar taluka; Kamshet in Maval taluka. Some others are located on the outskirts of Pune city like Narhe, Hinjewadi and Warje.
On Tuesday, the state directorate of technical education (DTE) released the institute-wise provisional seat distribution details for allotments to be effected under CAP Round-I. This enables the candidates to fill in their online option forms, based on which the seat allotment will be done.
The process for filling up of the online option forms will be conducted from July 19 to 22, following which a provisional list of seat allotment for Round-I will be declared on July 25. Candidates will have to report to their allotted colleges from July 26 to 29 to confirm their admission.
Overall, the FE student intake in the state has gone up to 1,25,097 seats this year from last years 1,14,238 seats at 309 colleges, an increase of 10,859 seats. The state had 85,141 seats at 265 colleges in 2009-10.
More seats are likely to be added as the provisional details for 2011-12 are based on the AICTEs approval of new colleges; courses and variation in intake effected as on June 30, said a senior DTE official.
Some of the new colleges, which got the AICTEs approval letters between July 1 and 15, have moved the Bombay high court seeking inclusion of their names in the list of CAP institutes for 2011-12.
In fact, the provisional seat distribution details were to be declared on July 18, but the DTE had to put off the same by a day as Kolhapur-based D. Y. Patil Education Society moved the high court against the DTEs decision not to include the new colleges sanctioned after June 30 in the CAP list. The Society’s new college at Talasande in Kolhapur district was approved on July 14. While the DTE insisted that its decision to set the June 30 cut-off for inclusion of institutions under CAP was based on the high courts order passed in 2008, the court ruled on Monday that the AICTE effected the new approvals based on its new regulations released in December 2010 and the approval process handbook for 2011-12.
The court directed the DTE to include the D. Y. Patil society’s college in the CAP list on the condition that the latter won’t admit students unless the affiliating varsity, i.e. Shivaji University, grants its affiliation. Similar other matters are pending in the court, the DTE official said.
The Big Picture
Overall FE student intake in the state for 2011-12 : 1,25,097 seats, up by 10,859 from 1,14,238 seats in2010-11 78,493 seats in the state to be available for allotment through CAP Student intake in UOP: 37,275,up by 6,920 from 30,355 last year 24,245 seats to be allotted through CAP at colleges under UOP Total 16,329 seats including 5,331 seats under UOP, will go to the AIEEE quota 22,739 seats including 7009 seats under UOP, will go to the institute level quota 7,536 seats including 600 seats under UOP, will go to the minority quota seats
Courtesy: Times of India